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Summer Doldrums

Alameda Island

FLAVOR NOTES

Caramel, Citrus, Floral, Hoppy, Malty, Piney

BEER STYLE

American IPA

ABV

6%

IBUS

62

QUANTITY

Availability: In Stock

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  • Club Price $14.99
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DESCRIPTION

Known to sailors around the world as the doldrums, the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone, (ITCZ, pronounced and sometimes referred to as the “itch”), is a belt around the Earth extending approximately five degrees north and south of the equator. Here, the air circulates in an upward direction, there is often little surface wind in the ITCZ. That is why sailors well know that the area can becalm sailing ships for weeks. Luckily we have a delicious IPA to contemplate our next move

STYLE NOTES

AMERICAN IPA

The most popular American craft beer style. They range in ease of drinking (session) from easy to quite huge knock-you-out-of-your-chair flavor and alcohol. Hop flavor is medium to very high and should reflect an American or New World hop character, such as citrus, floral, pine, resinous, spicy, tropical fruit, stone fruit, berry, melon, etc. Medium-high to very high hop bitterness. Malt flavor should be low to medium-low and is generally clean and grainy-malty although some light caramel or toasty flavors are acceptable. Low yeast-derived fruitiness is acceptable but not required. Dry to medium-dry finish; residual sweetness should be low to none. The bitterness and hop flavor may linger into the aftertaste but should not be harsh. A very light, clean alcohol flavor may be noted in stronger versions. Maybe slightly sulfury, but most examples do not exhibit this character.

  • ABV: Medium to high alcohol
  • Color: Golden to copper/brown
  • Glassware: Spiegelau IPA glass or similar
  • Temperature: 50-55 oF
  • Food Pairing: Thai food, burgers, oily fish like salmon or mackerel, citrus desserts